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Heather Birrell

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Heather Birrell

Canadian writer Heather Birrell is the author of two acclaimed story collections, Mad Hope (one of the Globe and Mail’s top 23 fiction picks) and I know you are but what am I? (both from Coach House Books). Her work has been honoured with the Journey Prize for short fiction and the Edna Staebler Award for creative non-fiction and has been shortlisted for both National and Western Magazine Awards (Canada). Her essays have recently appeared in The M Word and Canadian Notes & Queries and received notable mention in Best American Essays 2017. She recently returned to poetry with a chapbook titled Dreaming Fidel (Proper Tales Press). www.heatherbirrell.com

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